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Old 10-26-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Cash in hand test rides are a fair thing right?

No one's ever gotten scammed by giving someone the cash for the test ride and then brought the bike back and they weren't given their money back?
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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I've never had an issue. But then again, I've never had to give anyone cash to test ride either. I always have someone with me so they'll stay back. I also don't deal with hood rats, regardless of what they're selling.
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I have always taken someone with me and a cashier's check. They call and verify the check while I go for a test ride. The friend stays back to keep everyone calm and comfortable that I'll come back. I always tell them exactly what route I will take before riding their machine. Never had an issue.
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If i go alone i usually leave my car. Not like i can take both at the same time. Never really been an issue.
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I tried to bargain with the gentleman but he said he didnt feel comfortable with it and that it was too much risk. I cant say I blame him but its annoying nonetheless
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I tried to bargain with the gentleman but he said he didnt feel comfortable with it and that it was too much risk. I cant say I blame him but its annoying nonetheless
Are you seller or buyer? Whatever he isn't comfortable with, there's a ton of others out there that are.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:25 PM   #7
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I'm the buyer.

I understand that processes like this keep the tire kickers away but I'm legitimately interested in purchasing a bike. Problem is I've never ridden what he's selling so I'd just like to make sure it's even something I like being on. and I don't feel like I should have to cough up cash to do that. I'm a competent rider.

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I'm the buyer.

I understand that processes like this keep the tire kickers away but I'm legitimately interested in purchasing a bike. Problem is I've never ridden what he's selling so I'd just like to make sure it's even something I like being on. and I don't feel like I should have to cough up cash to do that. I'm a competent rider.
go to a dealer and test ride it
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I'm the buyer.

I understand that processes like this keep the tire kickers away but I'm legitimately interested in purchasing a bike. Problem is I've never ridden what he's selling so I'd just like to make sure it's even something I like being on. and I don't feel like I should have to cough up cash to do that. I'm a competent rider.
Ok, that makes more sense. Some guys are just cautious. I was trying to buy an r6 from a guy on here last year and he wanted to meet at the PD, during daylight hours, cash in -hand, etc... He didn't seem too motivated as his schedule was always off from mine. Add in the over-cautious tendencies and I just moved on and got another zx6r.

But yes, go to a dealer and test ride the bike to get a feel for it. I can understand the guy not wanting people riding his bike regardless of the cash in hand.
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I'm the buyer.

I understand that processes like this keep the tire kickers away but I'm legitimately interested in purchasing a bike. Problem is I've never ridden what he's selling so I'd just like to make sure it's even something I like being on. and I don't feel like I should have to cough up cash to do that. I'm a competent rider.
Well if you're serious buyer then show it with cash. Tons of competent riders drop bikes. I wouldn't take a stranger's word on anything.
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If i go alone i usually leave my car. Not like i can take both at the same time. Never really been an issue.
My buddy has a nice guy come over and left his nice stock MR2 at the house while he test drove I my friends gsxr. after 20 min... then 30 min.....and then 45 min he started searching in the car. turns out the car was stolen..... and now his bike was too.
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My buddy has a nice guy come over and left his nice stock MR2 at the house while he test drove I my friends gsxr. after 20 min... then 30 min.....and then 45 min he started searching in the car. turns out the car was stolen..... and now his bike was too.
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They told her they were a father and son who had driven up from Louisiana to make the purchase. They were so nice, that Covington says she and her father-in-law helped the men load the blue Ford Mustang into a trailer, then watched them drive away.

I put it on Craigslist. Some guys contacted me, and we communicated for two days, she said.

The men paid her $6,700 in cash up front. She only discovered the money was fake when her stepson went to the store the next day.
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I never let anyone ride my bike until I see the cash. , tire kicking lowballers!
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The only reason I didn't require cash in hand is because the guy left his Harley, his son, and his son's Mustang all with me while he test rode it. We went right across the street to the bank and he handed me the cash. Worked out. He was very clearly a legit guy and really wanted the bike, though. If he was a hood rat or kicker I would've needed cash.
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